The Gütersloh publishing house, today part of the Random House publishing group, was founded in 1835 under the direction of Carl Bertelsmann. From the beginning, scientific, theological, and religious literature formed the focus of the program. Today, the Gütersloh publishing house sees itself as a Christian publishing house with a Protestant character. It publishes books on religious life as well as on spiritual topics and questions of meaning and values. Works of scientific theology from all theological disciplines, titles on biblical exegesis, handbooks, editions of works, and source editions continue to occupy a large part of the program.
- Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
- Theology and Religion
- Islam- und Nahostwissenschaft
- Theologie und Religion