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ning of their novel experience they were doubtless unaware of any alteration in their theories. But they were facing a new situation, and that new situation became an immense factor in their unconscious growth. Their intellectual and moral problems shifted, as a boat shifts her ballast when the wind blows' from a new quarter. The John Cotton preaching in a shed in the new Boston had come to suffer a sea-change from the John Cotton who had been rector of St. Botolph's splendid church in Lincolnshire. The church without a bishop and the state without a king became a different church and state from the old, however loyally the ancient forms and phrases were retained. If the political problems of equality which were latent in Calvinism now began to take on a different meaning under the democratic conditions of pioneer life, the inner, spiritual problems of that amazing creed were intensified. Fallen human nature remained the same, whether in the crowded cosmopolitan streets of Hol