Hendrikus Berkhof was professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Leiden. The service begins with a word of prayer (00:00-00:42). Hendrikus Berkhof is introduced as the special lecturer (00:43-02:58). Berkhof begins his lecture by tracing the development of the study of theology in the early 20th century, and he asks the question of what will be the new method that comes in the latter half of the 20th century (02:59-20:13). Berkhof spends most of his lecture examining the rise of experiential theology, and he argues, through the examination of figures such as Paul Tillich and Karl Barth, that there should be dialogue about experience when looking at theology (20:14-52:18). The service ends with a benediction (52:19-52:59).