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Tomas Gataker depicted on Assertion of Liberty of Conscience by the Independents of the Westminster Assembly of Divines by John Rogers Herbert (1847)
He disapproved of the introduction of the Covenant and declared himself in favour of episcopacy. He was one of the forty-seven London clergymen who disapproved of the trial of Charles I.
He engaged in a public controversy with the astrologer William Lilly, who had mentioned Gataker in an almanac, which has some further biographical details.
Christian constancy crowned by Christ, a funerall sermon, preached, 1624, Thomas Gataker
His principal works, besides some volumes of sermons, are:
Of the Nature and Use of Lots (1619), a curious treatise which led to his being accused of favouring games of chance, but which Boswell called "a learned book of the age". The second edition in 1627 contained a refutation of James Balmford's criticism. It was edited and republished in 2008 as The Nature and Uses of Lotteries. Conall Boyle (ed.) Imprint Academic.
Dissertatio de stylo Novi Testamenti (1648)
Cinnus, sive Adversaria miscellanea, in quibus Sacrae Scripturae primo, deinde aliorum scriptorum, locis aliquam multis lux redditur (1651), to which was afterwards subjoined Adversaria Posthuma