I arise today
Through the strength of heaven:
Light of the sun,
Radiance of moon,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of wind,
Depth of sea,
Stability of earth,
Firmness of rock.
Celtic theologian John Scotus Erigena, writing in the ninth century, says:
God is both above everything and in everything, since he, who alone truly is, is the Essence of everything and although he is whole in everything, he does not cease being whole outside of everything: whole in the world, whole around the world, whole in sensible creation; whole he makes the universe, whole he is made in the universe, whole in the whole of the universe; whole in its parts.
Erigena was the first philosopher to use the term universitas which played a big role in medieval thinking and in the invention of the university in the twelfth century.
The term universitas included God and Creation. It bespeaks cosmology. The university was a place you went to in order to find your place in the universe.